WHITEWRIGHT, TX -- The city of Whitewright now has it's own fire department.
At a meeting Tuesday night the council approved an ordinance establishing the Whitewright Fire Department and creating the position of department chief.
Under the new ordinance, Whitewright Fire Department will serve city residents and people living in surrounding areas of the county.
The council also established a volunteer division within the fire department that the chief will oversee.
Mayor Bill Goodson says they'll post the job opening for fire chief applicants shortly and they're also looking for qualified applicants to staff the volunteer division.